Qualcomm's universal media streaming comes to SoundCloud

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Qualcomm's universal media streaming comes to SoundCloud

Qualcomm's AllPlay universal media streaming hasn't had quite as much traction as technologies like DLNA or Apple's AirPlay, but it's definitely gaining some momentum in the new year. The mobile chip maker has unveiled a new round of both hardware and service partners that will let you use AllPlay, some of which you'll definitely recognize. Both SoundCloud and Tidal plan to offer support later this year, making sure that you can hear remixes, podcasts and pristine-sounding songs on a wide range of networked speakers and stereos. Chinese and Korean listeners, meanwhile, will be happy to know that QQ Music and KT Music are also on deck.

If you're looking for the gear to match, you'll have a few options as well. House of Marley's first WiFi speaker, the One Foundation, will take your AllPlay tunes; Bayan Audio, Goodmans, Inkel/Sherwood, Optoma Nuforce, SVS, TCL and TP-Link are also promising compatible music systems throughout 2015. While the expanded partner list probably won't make you ditch any existing services or devices (Sonos has had SoundCloud support for a little while), it's now big enough that you shouldn't have much trouble streaming the music you like on equipment you'd be happy to own.
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